Your inner ape:

how to deal with an extended evolutionary family

Media:  Talk   

March 29, 2016

Byens Lys

Peter Kjærgaard

Professor of Evolutionary History and Museum Director at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen. Homepage
(Picture credit: Nikolaj Lund)

Hymns for Hearts

An ambient and atmospheric musical experience where all emotions are represented. The band recently release their first record “Hymns For Hearts #1”. Homepage

Humans. We think we are special. At the top of the hierarchy in the animal kingdom. But, taking the question seriously of who we are and where we come from we arrive at the inevitable conclusion: we are tropical apes who have adapted to a global existence.

This has unprecedented consequences for the rest of the planet. Humans can now be compared to a geological force changing climate and biodiversity at an unparalleled scale. How did this happen? How can it be that an African primate evolved into the single most destructive species in earth’s history?

Peter C. Kjærgaard will take us through our evolutionary history — a history with lots of sex, hairy family members, and exciting adventures.

Afterwards, evolutionary cocktails and Hymns for Hearts, with sadness, joy, paranoia and nostalgia, with simple, yet strong melodies and open sound capes for which the music leaves every room vibrating and wondering, will be presenting their recently released record.

Entrance to the event is free. No registration is necessary. Doors open at 19:00.

The talk:

Image credits: Nikolaj Lund